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unnecessary. because the truth is, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that this congress has no chance of making law. but joining me now is one of the sponsors of the bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether, democratic congressman from vermont and a member of the committee on house oversight and government reform, representative peter welch. sir, thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> good to be with you. >> john: right on. let me ask you just for starters, why does the debt ceiling exi
.s. president says they plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans over five years. the program starts on memorial day. he says all vets without a dishonorable disharj are eligible. first lady michelle obama called the decision historic and says she will urge other companies to do the same thing. critics say wal-mart officials are trying to repair the company's image, after discriminations of unfair labor practices. be that as it may, rick newman is here, author of the book, "rebounders: how winners pivot from setback to success. i am sure what every veteran has been dreaming about is being a stock -- re-stocker at wal-mart. but >> i don't think that's why they went into the military, to stock shelves. it is a nice gesture by wammart. tell certainly is a good cause. their heart's in the right place. wal-mart has had controversy, recently, accused of cutting benefits, keeping people on part-time status so they don't have to pay for full-time status. will the policies be different with veterans? the you keep them on part-time status so they don't get benefits? or will you give them a better path to
-way collision that some speculate led to a deepening depression for 26-year-old aaron schwartz. schwartz was best known as the co founder of reddit, a widely used social news and entertainment website built around user submitted content. president obama even used reddit to reach more than 5 million voters in his re-election campaign. most of them young people. in his short live, he became a folk hero, pushing to make web content free. but with prosecutors pressing serious charges, schwartz hanged himself friday in his brooklyn apartment. his lawyer said he doesn't know what put him over the edge, but the notion of pizen time had him deeply worried. >> i know this case was weighing heavily on his mind and was a significant source of stress for him. >> the freedom to connect, like freedom of speech or like the freedom to murder. >> the case stemming from shuwater's passionate believe for a wide open, free internet. it dates back to july 2011 when he was indicted on charges of stealing millions of academic articles and journals from a digital archive at m.i.t. the charges could have landed
of noah posner, a 6-year-old killed in the sandy hook shooting, is calling for tougher gun laws. tomorrow the vice president joe biden and his task force will deliver recommendations to prevent gun violence to president obama. we want to begin this morning with roxanna green. her daughter christina, you might remember, christina was killed while attending congresswoman gabby giffords congress on her corner event. she was a beautiful little girl and budding political junkie. roxanna has started a foundation to honor her daughter's memory and has done some work for the group mayors with illegal guns. nice to have you with us. >> thank you. >> we spoke a while back, and i remember talking to you about how hard it must be to talk about your daughter who was just a child when she was killed. what kind of message do you have for the people here in newtown, many who have lost children roughly the same age as your little daughter. >> i'm here to offer comfort and support, prayers and love, and whatever kind of guidance i can offer in this grieving process, this journey that they're on. i know exa
a year they all of facebook's 1 billion users as you might imagine. nau not all the kids are happy about this one. a quick google search you will see what i mean as president obama and lawmakers washington's role in preventing gun violence. one school district just taken action on its own. its plan for armed guards and reaction from the parents ahead. but, first, young survivors of the sandy hook shooting have recorded a song to raise money for local charities. they chose over the rainbow from the wizard of oz. it went on sale itunes and. >> somewhere over the rainbow way up high ♪ there's a land that i heard of ♪ once in a lullaby. [sobbing] [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] this feels cool. [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in. here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her purina cat chow complete. it's the best because it has something for all of our cats! and after a couple of weeks she was part of the family. we're so lucky that lucy picked u [ female announcer ] purina cat chow complete. and for a del
you fox news poll should the debt limit be raised again? of course it's been raised every year. the majority of you said only after major cuts are put in place. 69%. yes, it would be reckless not to raise the debt ceiling. >> which of course is president obama's position, 23% one there because he says this is like we have run up our credit card bill. this is like not paying your credit card bill. we have already spent that money so you have to raise the debt ceiling. some people say stop the madness. whatever the repercussions are stop it, cap it now. if we have to default we will. maybe we can skirt default somehow. seem like majority of respondents feel that way. >> 83% say spending is out of control. of that wonder i wonder how many have idea how big the debt is 16. it doesn't matter in absolute dollars this is the biggest debt that's ever existed and our credited rating has been down graded as a result of it? >> i remember as a kid i don't know elementary school or junior high when bewere talking about the debt it was something like 4 trillion. and our teachers asked us to
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